Computer Science


Choose Ohio First


Choose Ohio First for Molecular Biology Scholarship

OVERVIEW. University of Akron has been awarded funding by the Choose Ohio First Program to provide scholarships in molecular biology. The scholarships are merit-based and to be awarded to academically talented freshmen. Students who wish to apply may major in a range of academic disciplines that utilize molecular biology techniques and/or computer science skills to obtain, analyze and manage biological data. The scholarship with a maximum size of $5000 per year is renewable up to four years.


ELIGIBILITY. Applicants must be residents of Ohio (in-state) and should rank in the top of his or her high school graduating class and demonstrate academic merit.


SCHOLARSHIP OBLIGATION. Student recipients of a Choose Ohio First for Molecular Biology Scholarship are required to remain in good academic standing and participate in research activities related to bioinformatics and molecular biology. The scholars are required to report their progress to their research mentors regularly.

Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Londraville (Biology) at londraville@uakron.edu or Dr. Duan (Computer Science) at duan@uakron.edu. The students could also apply directly through UA STEM Choose Ohio First program.


The University of Akron is an Equal Education and Employment Institution.